Higher Education Committee

The BMCC Higher Education Committee serves as a platform for members to advocate the issues and concerns affecting the higher education sector. This is being done primarily through a joint working group that was set up between the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and BMCC in 2021.

The committee, which consists of 27 members from various UK and Malaysian universities and education-based companies, includes the five UK universities with Malaysian campuses (UK5).

The committee also provides a platform for members to share their best practices, build relationships and form strategic alliances with key stakeholders in the industry to support its advocacy role on behalf of the chamber. Key focus areas of the committee are Digitalisation of the education sector; Mental wellness amongst staff and students; and Government policy on international students and post-graduate employment.

Committee Members

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi


Provost & CEO
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Professor Rebecca Taylor

Deputy Chair

Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASEAN) & CEO
University of Southampton Malaysia

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